Hours & Admission Fees

Prepare for a world-class museum experience.

Experience the world of human rights at a museum like no other. From the breathtaking architecture, to the moving stories and captivating exhibitions and programs, every part of the Museum offers a unique encounter.

One person is walking in a Museum gallery, while six others are standing in or near alcoves that line the wall of the gallery. Each alcove contains a different exhibit with text or images.

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Regular Hours

Open Today:

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Special Hours

Upcoming holidays and events that may affect our hours of operation:

  • Good Friday (April 7, 2023) 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday (April 9, 2023) 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Easter Monday (April 10, 2023) Closed
  • Victoria Day (May 22, 2023) 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Canada Day (July 1, 2023) 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday after Canada Day (July 3, 2023) 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Civic Holiday (August 7, 2023) 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Labour Day (Sept. 4, 2023) 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Boutique Hours

The Boutique is open during Museum hours, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Curbside pickup is available when you order from the Boutique online (orders can be picked up during regular hours of operation).

Visit the Boutique

Reference Centre Hours

The Carte International Reference Centre is open to visitors by appointment only.

Contact us by phone or email with your reference request.
Telephone: 204–289-2153
Email: reference.centre@humanrights.ca


General Admission

General admission tickets provide unlimited, same-day access to our galleries.

Free admissions after 5 p.m. on Fridays.

  • Adult (18-64 years)$18
  • Youth (7-17 years)$8
  • Post-Secondary Student (with ID)$14
  • Senior (65+ with ID)$14
  • Children (6 and under)Free
  • Family groups (up to 2 adults and 4 youth)$47
  • Indigenous PeoplesFree
  • MemberFree

Complimentary Admission for Individuals

The Museum offers free general admission:

  • To people accompanying a person with a disability
  • To Indigenous peoples, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Please bring identification (does not apply to special programs, tours or annual memberships)

These tickets are available by calling us at 204–289-2000 or by visiting us at the main ticketing desk.

See our admission policy for Indigenous peoples

Complimentary Admission for Community Organizations

The Museum offers community organizations free admission for small groups (approximately 30 individuals).

If your organization is interested, please review the eligibility criteria and write to us with your request.

Learn more about requesting complimentary admission


We're a proud partner of Canoo (formerly the Cultural Access Pass), a mobile app that helps new Canadian citizens celebrate their citizenship by providing free admission to over 1,400 museums, science centres, art galleries, parks and historic sites.

The Canoo app is available on the App Store and on Google Play. To learn more about Canoo, visit the Institute for Canadian Citizenship website.

Find Your Way

Getting to Winnipeg

If you are driving from the U.S., Winnipeg is one hour north of the U.S. border crossing at Pembina, North Dakota. Within Canada, Winnipeg is reached by the No. 1 Trans Canada Highway, running east and west.

Winnipeg’s James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is about 9 km away from the Museum, with daily national and international flights. The Museum is about 20 minutes away from the airport by car.

VIA Rail, Canada’s rail passenger service, travels across Canada and stops in Winnipeg. Union Station is a short distance away from the Museum.

Get custom directions from Google Maps.

Public Transit

Winnipeg Transit has 33 routes that service The Forks and the Museum. Use Winnipeg Transit’s online trip planner, Navigo, to plan your trip.


Public parking is available at metered lots around the Museum.

Make the Most of Your Visit

Getting Around

A series of warmly lit, inclined alabaster ramps guides you through seven levels, creating a symbolic journey from darkness to light. After entering the Museum, you gradually move up the ramps, revealing more and more daylight until you arrive at the Israel Asper Tower of Hope.

Three of the Museum’s alabaster ramps run in different directions and glow with a soft, yellowish white light. Several people are walking on the two lower ramps.

Using Elevators

Our two elevators offer a convenient alternative to the ramps. You can choose to explore all the galleries and levels in any order you like from either elevator. The Main Elevator serves Level 1 through 7, while the Tower Elevator serves Level 3 through 8, where the Israel Asper Tower of Hope viewing platform is located.

A view in clear daylight looking up at an elevator shaft and a staircase that winds around it. The framework of the elevator shaft is visible. Steel beams can be seen all around the shaft and staircase.

Food and Drinks

Please enjoy food and drinks in one of our specially designated areas, such as Bonnie & John Buhler Hall or one of our indoor terraces, which boast exceptional views and comfortable furniture. Staff can identify all the rest areas where food and drink are permitted. Please note that eating and drinking is not permitted in galleries or on ramps. Please be aware that our building is a nut‐free zone. You can find drinking fountains next to the washrooms on Levels 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Bright gold-coloured potato wedges are artfully arranged on a square white plate, along with leaf greens, wedges of red beets, and garnish.

Our Environment

We want to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Out of respect for people with environmental sensitivities, please be mindful of using scented products. You may find the Museum cool. We maintain the temperature at 19’C — 20’C (66’F — 68’F) in order to preserve artifacts we have on display. You might want to consider bringing a sweater or jacket.

A woman leans forward to look at a large glass display case containing two rectangular objects.

The Israel Asper Tower of Hope

Atop the Museum is the Tower of Hope, which offers 360‐degree views of Winnipeg and incredible photo opportunities. You can get to the viewing platform by elevator or the spiral staircase.

Two individuals stand looking through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows at the Winnipeg skyline. The sun is setting.


We are committed to creating an experience that is accessible and inclusive for all individuals. If a member of your family or group requires accomodations, please feel free to contact us in advance at 204–289-2000. We will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Learn more about our commitment to accessibility.

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General Policies

We strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment for everyone. Read our helpful information about strollers, complimentary coat check, bag policies and more.

Please do…

  • Use electric scooters for mobility purposes.
  • Bring your service animals. Other pets are not allowed.
  • Check all backpacks, shopping bags, packages and umbrellas. Check any other items larger than 25 cm x 30 cm x 25 cm. It’s compulsory.
  • Ask for wheelchairs, strollers and cane seats, which are available at the Coat Check for visitor on‐site use. Photo ID or a credit card is needed for deposit.
  • Come to the Museum wearing shoes. Footwear is required for your safety.

Please don't…

  • Smoke anywhere in the Museum.
  • Bring any of your valuable items. The Museum is not responsible for the loss or damage of any items left at Coat Check.
  • Carry any bag or item on your back due to visitor and exhibit safety. If bags can’t be carried reasonably and safely in another manner they must be checked.

Phone and Photography Etiquette

We’d like you to take your experiences and memories home with you.

Please do…

  • Take photos in the galleries and share them on social media (for non‐commercial use).
  • Keep your cell phone with you and use our mobile app (but please set the ringer to vibrate and be respectful of other visitors when using it).
  • Contact our Communications team for questions regarding any media and special photography, including film and video projects, at 204–289-2112.

Please don’t…

  • Lean over railings when taking photos, for your safety and security.
  • Use a flash at any time.
  • Use your phone for conversations in the galleries.
  • Bring bulky photography equipment.
  • Publish, sell, reproduce, transfer, distribute or use photos taken at the Museum for any commercial purposes.